When I recently bought myself a iPad I was excited to become familiar with the world of interactive digital media, namely the 'Newsstand' app where you can download a multitude of magazines and newspapers to read as you will on your iPad screen. As an avid magazine fan, and especially partial to monthly glossies full of fashion and beauty I straightaway downloaded my usual picks of Elle, Glamour and Cosmopolitan.
For me the ultimate women's glossy magazine is Cosmopolitan. I love absolutely everything about it, and should really be taking out a subscription seeing as I buy it nearly every month! I believe that a magazine's true worth is shown when it still manages to make you buy it even when there's no freebie included for that particular month, because let's face it, we'd all be lying if we said we'd never bought a mag just for the freebie! For me Cosmo manages to make me want to keep repurchasing (freebie or no freebie!) and when I bought September's issue for my Newsstand I was so excited they'd brought out an issue completely dedicated to beauty.
Now I don't know if the beauty issue is available in shops because I haven't physically seen it, but it's available on the Cosmo app if you happen to be an iPad/iPhone user, and is currently priced at £5.99 - much like their other magazine series, Cosmopolitan Body.
As for the magazine content you get 178 pages of virtually advert free beauty advice, with articles covering every inch of your body from you hair, lips, nails, eyes, to your skin. Particular standout articles includes 'How Do I Apply Fake Tan?', '40 Ways To Get Beautiful On A Budget', and 'Hot Lips' which is an article that helps you match your skin tone to your ideal red/orange lipstick. All in all the articles are really informative and perfectly written in that true Cosmo style.
I can see this little magazine becoming my go to guide for a variety of information! It's already made me want a Clarisonic and to go out and find my perfect red lippie, fingers crossed there will new issues somewhere along the horizon.
Have you got your copy of Cosmo Beauty? If so, what's your favourite article?
(Sorry about the odd arrangement of this post, I'm using the Blogger app on my iPad!)